The Red Panda Diet

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Red Panda “Here's one thing you already knew: red pandas are adorable. While they're not domesticated and therefore are probably not suitable as pets, some people keep them as pets anyway - especially in Nepal and India - and upload their adorable hijinks to the internet for the world to see (Jason G. Goldman).” As you can see by this quote red pandas are very interesting for their diet, behavior, population, habitat, threats, protections, and life cycle. The red panda diet is very simple when it comes to what they eat on a daily basis. Most of the red panda diet is made up of bamboo. Red pandas eat up to eighty-five percent to ninety-five percent of bamboo, while the other five percent-ten percent of their diet is made up of fruits, insects, …show more content…
Fifty percent of their population is mainly found in the Eastern Himalayas, and the other fifty percent if found throughout the rest of the world. “Almost fifty percent of the red panda’s habitat is in the Eastern Himalayas. The loss of nesting trees and bamboo is causing a decline in red panda populations across much of their range because their forest is being cleared (World Wildlife Fund).” The habitat of the red panda is declining very quickly due to logging and the clearing of their nesting, and bamboo trees. The red pandas are found in high altitude temperate forests that have bamboo understandings. These places are mainly found in the Eastern Himalayas and the high mountains of Northern Myanmar. This tells us the type of climates that red pandas are more comfortable living in. “In the wild, the home range of one animal is about one square mile (National Zoological …show more content…
Many red pandas get caught in animal traps that are meant for wild pigs, and deer. Red pandas are also poached for their pelts. These pelts are used to make hats and caps that are sold in black markets. “Red pandas are often killed when they get caught in traps meant for other animals such as wild pigs and deer. They are also poached for their distinctive pelts in China and Myanmar. Red panda fur caps or hats have been found for sale in Bhutan (Red Panda Network).” Some protections used to keep red pandas safe are moving their habitat to a secure location where logging and forest clearing is prohibited. Logging has forced monsoons to take the rich soil and cascade it down the mountainside. More than eighty zoos around the world have taken on the duties of caring for these animals and keeping them safe. It is quite simple to protect the red pandas species but is also easy to put them in danger. “Protecting red pandas goes hand in hand with protecting its habitat (Red Panda

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